NYC Continued…

February 23, 2011

I officially committed last night to being a part of the inaugural Verge Art Fair in DUMBO during Armory Arts Week! I submitted some work to their Open Call and they have asked me to reproduce some version of Sweet Senescence for the 4 day show in Brooklyn. It’s going to be a bit insane to re-make some of the panels (I’m thinking 4?), get new hardware for the incredibly tall 14′ concrete ceilings, transport it 6 hrs. from Johnson, VT to Brooklyn (remember? I don’t have a car…) and install/de-install. But I guess I’ve decided it will be a great experience, and now that it’s for real, I’m getting pretty excited about it! I’m still holding onto a tiny bit of hope that a friend might be able to drive me down to the city, but most likely I’ll have to rent a car one-way to drive the work down since it isn’t very shippable. Then I’ll have to convince friends in the city (who don’t have regular 9-5 jobs!) to come help with the install–and bring a ladder with them?–and somehow return the car at the same time? Who knows… but I’ll figure something out! Wish I had money to pay for all of these things….

Anyways! Wish me luck! And I’ll keep you posted as I frantically re-make Sweet Senescence in a week and plan for it’s second viewing… And if you’re in NYC, stop by the show! It will be at 20 Jay St. on the third floor, open Thurs-Sun, noon -10pm.

Inaugural Brooklyn Art Fair

NYC etc.

February 21, 2011

I returned late last night from a great extra long weekend in New York. Due to the incredibly warm weather the first couple days and the sheer amount of activities jammed into a short amount of time, it felt like very long vacation. I completely forgot that I live in Vermont and was delightfully exhausted upon my return. The highlights were margaritas in Soho, a bad performance in Chelsea, MoMA bookstore, 65 degree weather in Central Park, arm wrestling in Tribeca, George Condo and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, and make-your-own bloody Marys in Greenpoint. I even allowed myself the rare sleep in this morning, after sleeping through the night for the first time in months.

As for studio, my show is only 2 weeks away so I’m diving right in to resolving some pieces so I can start planning the install and placement of everything. Remember that tree tank from back in December? I finally pulled it out and am working on how it will work as an object–here’s what it looks like right now:

sugared tree, ready to be integrated into a sculpture

detail of sugar crystals on dead baby pine tree

I also added a few completed images of the raw wool objects to my website, so be sure to check those out:

the series is named sessilia, after an order of barnacles

Science is Fiction

February 14, 2011

It’s show time again! My last show at the Studio Center is coming up–only 3 weeks till I start installing! The show will sort of sum up my year here–a mini retrospective if you will. Hopefully a nice way to end my year-long staff-artist residency. Check out this pretty little show announcement…

Announcement for my upcoming show in March

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